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CSSA caseload for October 2017
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in October showed a drop of 781 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of September, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (November 22).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of October stood at 233 511 (see attached table), with a total of 338 584 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, all categories of cases recorded a decrease. Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 2.3 per cent to 4 532 cases while unemployment cases showed a drop of 1.6 per cent to 13 199 cases.

     Single parent cases and permanent disability cases decreased by 0.7 per cent and 0.4 per cent to 26 150 cases and 17 169 cases respectively. Ill health cases dropped by 0.2 per cent to 23 794 cases while old age cases slightly slipped by 0.1 per cent to 144 411 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:00
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